Intradepartmental peer review

The purpose of this initiative is to leverage the collective expertise and experience of current and former PIs in Radiation Oncology to improve NIH grant applicants for investigators of all levels. The focus is on early stage/new investigators to improve the focus of their research objective, refine hypotheses and avoid common pitfalls with the goal of generating more competitive proposals. We will not review full proposals (see submission materials below), the idea is rather to get early feedback on new ideas from experienced investigators, raise the visibility of the project within the department and possibly recruit co-PIs.

All reviews will be confidential and be done by Rad Onc PIs with current/past NIH funding and will not be shared outside our Department.


  • All faculty within Radiation Oncology applying for a R01, R21, K grant, U grant, or similar
  • DOD proposals are acceptable as well
  • Any clinical, biology, or physics topic
  • Only one submission per investigator please!

Submission Materials:

  • Required: Specific Aims page (with PI name added in the header section please),NIH Biosketch
  • Recommended/Optional: Significance & Innovation sections, with PI name in the header section
  • Discouraged (as we don’t have currently the bandwidth to review): Partial or full Research Strategy


  • Proposals are due 3 months before NIH cycle deadlines, watch out for the announcement in March/April 2021
  • If you have questions about the program please contact

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